The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in east Bakersfield.
It happened around 11 a.m. Saturday on the 2900 block of Kentucky Street.
When deputies arrived, they found one man had been physically assaulted, and another man was suffering from a gunshot wound nearby on Lake Street.
The gunshot victim is in critical condition at Kern Medical Center.
His name has not been released.
Witnesses identified three men responsible for the shooting. Deputies say Joel Rodriguez, Ephran Ugues and Jeremy Ugues fled the area in a black 2001 Ford Explorer.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110.